I will keep this THREAD as short but detailed as possible ! I had work done on my 2015 Nissan Xterra Pro 4X (08/18/2023. Diagnosed w/ a failing fuel pump ( a simple $1200 repair) they did the work Thursday/Friday (17th/18th). I got her back friday night and she wouldn’t turn off, key came out, but wouldn’t shut off. many details left out for expediency here. (5) hours later the fuel pump let go in my driveway, spilling the half of tank of gas and then the motor died. Many lies later the truck is probably dead, but I can’t tell because i can’t see it. They said it wasn’t their install, it was something else. No rental car, no help, assistance, NO TRUTH in any form. the team of lawyers decided to not participate in the (11th hour) by e-mail… This is what is currently happening. I just refi’ed @ a lower rate ($16,000 @ 5.5% down from 7.79%) I invested $6K into her( she was perfect but high miles 188K) She was my Detailing Vehicle so I made her really nice and a show piece. My driveway absorbed approx. (14) gallons of gas and it reeks. it’s really dangerous. Hazmat/OSHA/EPA? who knows?. It doesn’t sound like a lot of gas but it was sprayed over half my front yard. Decorative rock lawn, my stucco on my house, drive way, and fence Projectile fuel spill! I rented a High pressure washer w/ detergent and soaked it all down to minimize the danger but it is still( nasty. The Lying lawyers said (before they bailed today) said they were going for:
$25K (truck and expenses, New driveway (would have to be excavated and contaminated dirt removed, My house sits on ‘Lava rock’ from a volcano This won’t be pick and shovel work! (I’m not sh–ing you!’ and a replacement vehicle). I don’t care about 'Pain and Suffering Fee’s or their Admission of guilt. that was them talking Who cares! I just need to be made whole RAPIDLY!
They wanted $150K (total) which I thought was a bit much, but I’m no lawyer, since it was now a battle of dueling lawyers apparently i was out of the negotiations . Now I am left dangling. Tonight I find there is zero paperwork, No files to download, No Investigator’s reports… THEY DID NOTHING. A lawyer would be starting from scratch! This isn’t right. My sister and I bought a used jaguar SUV (medium size, to get me to work and get her to craft shows, next one in a week, the jag while nice is small and we will have a toyota camry (paid off) and the jag to get her to the show. that was necessary to say all this just for clarity. I was comfortable financially, but I took some hits w/ the Head On Collision and Total (second Xterra, recovery/lost wages and bills. April 14th,2023), having this replacement xterra shipped and made road worthy from Colorado) as I was recovering from eating the steering column and destroyin the dashboard with my Titanium knees was a bear! and a gave a sh-- ton of money to a niece who lost her Father (My brother) recently and had a Bazillion dollars in debts, was depressed and couldn’t work yadda, yadda, yadda… I haven’t even had time to grieve much less absorb his death. My Sister and I are fine, we are not desperate and in need of cash so no worries about eating or house payments, utilities…We are OK. I can sell a TON of Autographs and memorabilia but that takes time, Maybe sell my Guns but i don’t want too. Not yet. But the clock is ticking now. These bast–ds are now 'CHARGING me a Lot fee to house my Truck! and I can’t get her home because she is covered in Gas, it is embedded with gas (frame, under carriage, Wiring harness etc). She reeks also and is a hazard now. Now the Mechanics say that I NEED TO GET HER TO A DEALER$HIP to have diagnosed and fixed (on my dimes) They ‘did all they could’…I don’t want her back, It’s too painful and once the wiring goes south it’s over for vehicles. If anybody knows a lawyer i would appreciate a call/reference.
They are Browns Automotive Experts on Golf Course road, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (and they are Coast to Coast in almost every state w/ @ least one shop! the owners are Dustin and Nolan Brown and I can’t find them. they live here in Albuquerque…I think. There is another outfit in fairfax, VA but it’s not them.
My contact info:
paradise hills, NM
This isn’t right.
This isn’t Honorable what they are doing.
My PTSD/Anxiety is out of control !
I got to where i take zero med’s for anything (even pain)
I don’t drink, drug or smoke anything!
I work hard but on disability I can’t make what I made
when I was free of .gov restrictions.
Some of you know my history being a ‘Contactor’ for .gov
so you know I can’t even use the VA for medical.
My sister and I are a force to be reckoned with but we are on our own.
My Niece is toast so no pay back coming there (not that I would accept any
she’s got a long road to recovery, having a debt wouldn’t help, It was a gift).
Thanks for listening brothers, I am a little off center but was doing alright
thinking I chose the right team and had this quietly covered.
Now I am back to square One!
This is a double decker SH-- Sandwich w/o the bread I wasn’t ready for.
i hope lastly, i didn’t break any code or rules doing this on USCCA
But what are brothers for if you can’t rely on each other.
Once again, I AM NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING FROM ANY OF YOU!
No Go whatever’s, financial assistance, NOTHING. We are fine.
We just need a very good (possibly Environmental/ Consumer advocate Lawyer
that knows their stuff and has BALLS! I could use a break here.
good night Folks, work tomorrow, no rest for the weary.